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Gastroenteritis (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

stomach flu, intestinal flu, dysentery, infectious diarrhea, diarrhea, traveler's diarrhea, lactose intolerance, adenoviruses, rotaviruses, calciviruses, astroviruses, Norovirus, Norwalk-like virus, Norwalk virus, Escherichia coli, E coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Shigella, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, food poisoning, symptoms of stomach flu, stomach flu symptoms, flu symptoms, vomiting, infectious gastroenteritis, improper handwashing, giardiasis, abdomen tenderness, gastrointestinal disease, dehydration, infection of the digestive tract, digestive tract, viral gastroenteritis, gastroenteritis

Authors and Editors

Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEM

Editors: Bhupinder Anand, MD and Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

REFERENCE: CDC.gov. Deaths from gastroenteritis double. Press Release, March 14, 2012.


Last Editorial Review: 2/15/2013

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